One of the upcoming Disney+ Marvel Studios series coming to the upcoming streaming service is one based on Avenger archer, Hawkeye (to be reprised by actor Jeremy Renner). The series will serve as a passing of the torch from the retired Avenger to a new superhero archer who will join the Avengers on the big screen.
Actress Hailee Steinfeld (Bumblebee, Pitch Perfect) is currently being eyed for the role of Kate Bishop, the protege of Clint Barton and next generation of Hawkeye.
Bishop is also a member of the group known as the Young Avengers. It was reported last week that Jonathan Igla is attached to write and executive produce the series.
Starring in the series would likely represent a long-term investment in Steinfeld on Marvel’s part. Given the Disney-owned company’s uncanny ability to build up onscreen franchises around even their lesser-known characters, it is reasonable to assume that the Bishop character would eventually spin off into either her own standalone series or even appear in the MCU.
This would mark Steinfeld’s second TV starring role. She is the lead in the upcoming Apple series “Dickinson,” in which she will play the famous 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson. Steinfeld is primarily known for her film roles. She received an Oscar nomination for her breakout role the Coen brothers’ remake of “True Grit.” She is also known for starring in films such as “The Edge of Seventeen,” “Bumblebee,” the “Pitch Perfect” franchise, and for lending her voice to the Oscar-winning animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Steinfeld has also enjoyed a successful music career, including her platinum-certified debut single “Love Myself,” double-platinum-selling “Starving” with Grey featuring Zedd, the platinum-selling anthem “Most Girls,” and “Let Me Go” featuring Florida Georgia Line.